Get Bit! is a great little “filler” game that I picked up to play with the kids. The premise is pretty simple – you are all pirates that have found yourselves in the ocean chased by a shark – and you must out-swim the other pirates and get to shore before being eaten!
The game [...]
Something happened today and I’m not sure what to do next. Gilbert, our 9 year old son with autism and albinism, had an appointment with the ophthalmologist. He had to have eye drops that he’s never a fan of, but today was quite traumatic. He has resisted and attempted to refuse the drops before, but [...]
Kirsty and I seem to have caught up on all the shows that we enjoy watching, trapped in the middle of another mid-season drought while we wait for the return of Castle, Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, Arrow and Revolution. They aren’t all that we watch, but they are certainly our favourites. We were [...]
Here is a fantastic music video by Devin Graham, featuring Lindsey Stirling and William Joseph. The music in the Halo video games is so atmospheric and I think this takes it a step further – it is really beautiful to listen to. Be sure to check out the links to each of [...]
We used to use a “token system” to reward the kids and encourage them to do stuff that kids generally don’t like doing. They would earn tokens when they did what they were supposed to, and would lose them when they really sent us insane or (less often) were naughty. When they earned a whole [...]
So, the internet is all-a-buzz with the news that Matt Smith will relinquish his role of Doctor Who at the end of the year and the search is on for a new Doctor. In fact, some places on the internet went pretty ape this last weekend with rumours that an announcement was about to be [...]
Today I took Matilda and my Mum to see Epic, an animated film by the same people that created Ice Age and Rio.
The plot revolves around a young woman returning to her childhood home and estranged father only to discover a magical realm of Leafmen and Bogarts waging a war in the forest out [...]
So, we were out on a car trip this morning and I was introducing the kids to some of the music of my youth (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns ‘N’ Roses…) when our conversation turned to band names. Matilda asked what my band would be called if I had one, but my mind blanked – [...]
Filled with awesome! Chris Hadfield, who was Commander of the International Space Station, recorded this version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity – on the space station!
I really like this, though I am not sure whether it is the song (which I have always liked) or the fantastic imagery. It is every boy’s dream to [...]
So I am back from an unintended hiatus. Nothing terrible or horrible or life changing. I had a few posts in the pipeline, all cued up and ready to go, and then the school holidays rolled around and I, well, relaxed. I had a brilliant time too, pottering about in my pyjamas and doing “stuff” [...]
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